In the coming months, the Learning Buddies Network will be launching our first ever virtual reading program! Instead of meeting in the classroom, our mentors will meet with our buddies online using the Zoom platform. Our team is currently adapting our program curriculum for virtual use and parents will soon be able to sign their kids up.
Our target demographics will be the same as they are in the classroom, and we want to make sure that the children who desperately need this support receive it over those who do not. Our plan is to work with thirty buddies for the month of July. If we have an excess of parents signing up, we may grow this number to fit demand. However, as this is a pilot program, we want to make sure that we do it right and have something to build on. We hope that this experience will allow us to work communities outside of the lower mainland in the future!